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1.0 FTE K-5 Spanish Language Teacher

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Bethel School District, Eugene

Bethel School District is seeking appropriately licensed candidates for a 1.0 FTE K-5 Spanish Language Teacher at Fairfield and Irving Elementary Schools.

Candidates who are licensed or will have the ability to be licensed by Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission by the start of the 2021-2022 School Year are encouraged to apply.

We are actively recruiting the best candidates for teaching positions, especially those from non-traditional backgrounds. Bilingual and/or bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and will receive preferential consideration.

We encourage you to apply, even if you do not believe you meet all of the qualifications or do not currently possess a teaching license. If you have questions about teacher licensure, please contact Remie Calalang, Human Resources Director, by email at remie.calalang@bethel.k12.or.us or phone, 541.689.3280.

About Bethel
With approximately 5,500 students in 11 schools, Bethel School District is committed to excellence in every aspect of its operation. Bethel School District is located in northwest Eugene in Oregon’s picturesque Willamette Valley. Approximately two hours south of Portland, Eugene is home to the University of Oregon and enjoys a mild climate, wonderful recreation opportunities, and a friendly atmosphere.

The Bethel community is centered around its schools and has demonstrated a high degree of trust in the school district. A $99.3 million bond measure was approved in November 2020 with a 66% Yes vote. It is the largest bond in District History. This follows a $49.5 million bond in 2012 that was approved with a 73% Yes vote. Bethel School District employees are proud of being part of what is affectionately known as the Bethel Family.

Bethel believes in supporting the whole child and offers
• Counseling, Music, and PE Specialists in every school
• Free breakfast for all students, K - 12
• Middle School Robotics, Culinary and Digital Design programs
• Robust Career and Technical Education and college courses at Willamette HS
• Farm-to-school experiences for students through the Bethel Farm
• Trauma-informed and Restorative Practices implemented K -12
• Sources of Strength supported throughout the District

Bethel Schools are committed to creating safe, caring, mutually respectful environments where all students are honored and valued for their diverse cultural backgrounds, and strengths and abilities in every instructional practice and school activity to support academic achievement and student success.

Supports Offered
Newly hired teachers receive the following support:
• Robust mentoring from a veteran teacher (staff new to the teaching profession or 1 - 2 years out of a teacher education program)
• Week-long New Teacher Academy prior to inservice week
• On-going coaching and support
• Opportunities to visit and observe colleagues
• Professional Development for Constructing Meaning, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI), Equity and Trauma Informed Practices

Applying
A cover letter is required with your application. Your cover letter should address the following.

Successful candidates will:
• Firmly believe that all students will learn and improve - create a growth-mindset culture in the classroom
• Maintain unconditional positive regard for all students, staff, families and colleagues
• Recognize students’ different needs, abilities and interests and be flexible to adjust instruction to meet those needs, abilities and interests
• Fully support and implement Social Emotional Learning, encouraging students to build self-awareness, self-management and relationship skills
• Possess strong academic training and content knowledge to prepare students to be on track to meet academic goals
• Demonstrate good instructional practices that are engaging, organized and effective
• Use data to inform instructional decisions
• Connect well with students, families and the school community – be open to learning about others, especially those who may be different from you
• Exhibit strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
• Incorporate feedback and professional learning into teaching practices
• Maintain collaborative and collegial relationships with building and district staff (be a team player)
• Participate eagerly in opportunities to learn, show a strong willingness to grow and maintain an interest in improving
• Understand and attend to the impacts of implicit bias in teaching and education

Selection Factors:
• Knowledge of educational programs offered in all schools and of basic educational techniques, as required by the position.
• Knowledge of the basic developmental stages of a child's learning process.
• Ability to schedule the workload, manage time, and meet the needs of students, the school, or a program.
• Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
• Ability to work with small groups and individual students.
• Ability to prepare materials for lesson plans and adapt, as needed, to meet the needs of students.
• Ability to interact positively with children and adults, and observe individual student abilities.
• Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, administrators, parents and co-workers.
• Ability to safely and proficiently operate standard office and audio-visual equipment, as required by the position.
• Ability to maintain an appropriate and legal level of confidentiality regarding students, staff, and other individuals.
• Ability to maintain regular, predictable and prompt attendance.

Minimum qualifications:
• Possess an Oregon Teaching License valid for assignment by start of the school year
• Ability to implement Culturally Proficient skills and strategies
• Successfully pass fingerprinting, criminal, Oregon Department of Education, and TSPC background checks

Highly desirable qualifications:
• Bilingual or multilingual abilities, preferably Spanish/English
• Experience working in richly diverse school communities and environments
• Strong Knowledge of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
• Strong Knowledge of Response to Intervention strategies

For information regarding this position, please email Jenny Sink, Principal at Fairfield Elementary School, at jenny.sink@bethel.k12.or.us.

To apply, please follow the link to TalentEd Recruit and Hire: https://bethelor.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=3600.

Bilingual candidates and candidates experienced in working with bilingual students and families will receive preferential consideration.

Additional information can be found at www.bethel.k12.or.us.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled